Public Talk: Dechen Rochard explores the themes of rebirth and reincarnation in this fascinating talk, focusing on how they relate to the present Dalai Lama - the 14th incarnation according to Tibetan Buddhist belief. She also looks at the political implications of his future rebirth in the light of the current situation in Tibet.
Tenzin Dechen Rochard is an experienced Buddhist practitioner, scholar, translator and editor. She was ordained by HH Dalai Lama in 1986 and completed the 10 year study programme at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala. She also studied with Geshe Sopa, translating and editing the 'wisdom' volume of his commentary on the Lam Rim Chen Mo. Now in lay life once more, she has a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy from Cambridge University, and is currently working on a project for the Dalai Lama Trust.